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'''Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle''' Venerable Order of Saint John|KStJ, Deputy Lieutenant|DL (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930) was a British writer and physician, most noted for creating the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes and writing stories about him which are generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction. He is also known for writing the fictional adventures of a second character he invented, Professor Challenger, and for popularising the mystery of the ''Mary Celeste''. He was a prolific writer whose other works include fantasy and science fiction stories, plays, romances, poetry, nonfiction and historical novels.
Honorific prefix| name = Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Honorific suffixVenerable Order of Saint John|KStJ, Deputy Lieutenant|DL
Birth nameArthur Ignatius Conan Doyle
Birth date{{birth date|df=yes|1859|5|22}}
Birth placeEdinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Death date{{death date and age|df=yes|1930|7|7|1859|5|22}}
Death placeCrowborough, Sussex, England, UK
NationalityBritish people|British
CitizenshipUnited Kingdom
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